The Finnish Legend Pertti Karppinen in 1976.
On Monday, 5 August, HTBS’s friend Bryan Kitch, of the brilliant blog Rowing Related, posted a marvellous old video in his series “Video of the Week”. The good fellow Bryan also sent a tweet to HTBS (@boatsing) to make sure that we would not miss this ‘education movie’, showing among others Pertti Karppinen’s and Peter-Michael Kolbe’s sculling styles. The film, “Learning with Legends”, is a true gem and we would not like any of HTBS’s readers to miss it. That is why we happily direct you to Bryan’s Rowing Related – enjoy, and thank you very much Bryan! Watch “Learning with Legends” here. (Seeing Karppinen sculling takes me back to the 1970s and a couple of Nordic Championships held in Denmark and Sweden where no one was able to give the Gentle Finn a match.)